Concerts

  • Another Sky performs during a Tiny Desk concert, on Dec. 5, 2019. (Catie Dull/NPR)
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    5:00am Feb 05, 2020
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    Another Sky: Tiny Desk Concert

    The strength of this London band is matching message with music. There's intensity and clear intention in their use of rock as an art.
  • SiR plays a Tiny Desk Concert
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    7:47pm Feb 03, 2020
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    SiR: Tiny Desk Concert

    The R&B singer from Inglewood, CA made his performance a family affair, dedicating it to his late godson, with his mother and older brother on backup vocals.
  • Rising Appalachia performs during tiny desk on November, 19, 2019. (Photo by Mhari Shaw/NPR)
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    5:00am Jan 31, 2020
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    Rising Appalachia: Tiny Desk Concert

    The Atlanta-based band came to NPR in a van packed with a bodhrán (Irish drum), an ngoni (West African harp) a huge gourd, a cello, a baritone guitar and more.
  • Jimmy Eat World performs during a Tiny Desk concert, on Dec. 6, 2019. (Catie Dull/NPR)
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    9:59am Jan 29, 2020
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    Jimmy Eat World: Tiny Desk Concert

    Jimmy Eat World showed up to the NPR Music office all smiles and no guitars. They borrowed a couple acoustics, a gong and a tambourine for a heartfelt set that included "The Middle."
  • J.S. Ondara performs during a Tiny Desk concert, on Nov. 5, 2019.
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    5:00am Jan 24, 2020
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    J.S. Ondara: Tiny Desk Concert

    After first trying to win our annual Tiny Desk Contest, the singer-songwriter from Nairobi decided to put out a record, got nominated for a Grammy and wound up here anyway.
  • Max Richter performs during a Tiny Desk concert, on Oct. 21, 2019.
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    5:00am Jan 22, 2020
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    Max Richter: Tiny Desk Concert

    The eclectic composer joins members of the ACME ensemble for some of his most affecting music, which moves the audience to tears.
  • Yola Carter performs during tiny desk on December, 12, 2019. (Photo by Mhari Shaw/NPR)
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    8:16pm Jan 17, 2020
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    Yola: Tiny Desk Concert

    The singer who once sang for Massive Attack and sampled by Iggy Azalea and The Chemical Brothers, is front-and-center at the Tiny Desk.
  • Jordan Rakei performs during Tiny Desk on Nov. 15 2019. (Photo by Mhari Shaw/NPR)
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    9:48am Jan 13, 2020
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    Jordan Rakei: Tiny Desk Concert

    Despite some unexpected gear problems, the soulful R&B artist and his band locked-in and played a phenomenal set behind the Tiny Desk.